On This Day in Music for 25th March

Events in Music

  • 1931 Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled
  • 1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1971 Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
  • 1972 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing "Apres toi" in Edinburgh

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1974 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win
  • 1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
  • 1990 "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1991 63rd Academy Awards - "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

  • 1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1996 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1997 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances

Music-awardsMusic Awards

1999 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 2015 British musician Zayn Malik annouces he is leaving the band One Direction

Birthdays in Music

  • 1495 Leonhard Paminger, composer
  • 1532 Pietro Pontio, composer
  • 1688 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer
  • 1699 Johann Adolf Hasse, composer
  • 1702 Christian Gottlieb Ziegler, composer
  • 1713 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer
  • 1745 Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer
  • 1762 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer
  • 1769 Salvatore Vigano, composer
  • 1770 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer
  • 1867 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 1878 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer
  • 1879 Otakar Zich, composer
  • 1881 Béla Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra)
  • 1882 Haydn Wood, composer
  • 1894 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • 1902 Sten Broman, composer
  • 1903 Frankie Carle, Providence RI, orchestra leader (Golden Touch)
  • 1909 Jay Blackton, conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • 1910 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • 1916 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • 1923 Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • 1924 Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)
  • 1925 James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/flutist/orchestra leader
  • 1930 David Russell Burge, composer
  • 1931 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1934 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • 1940 Anita Bryant, Barnsdall Oklahoma, singer (George Gobel Show) and anti-homosexuality campaigner
  • 1942 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1943 Ronald Jeffers, composer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1947 Elton John, [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], England, singer (Rocketman)

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1948 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • 1948 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • 1950 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1951 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1960 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jeff Healey, Canada, blind pop guitarist (See the Light)
  • 1969 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1973 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • 1975 Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
  • 1976 Juvenile, American rapper
  • 1976 Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • 1980 Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
  • 1982 Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
  • 1984 Katharine McPhee, American singer/actress
  • 1989 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer

Weddings & Divorces in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 2006 Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • 1620 Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1738 Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1766 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • 1799 Constantin Reindl, composer, dies at 60
  • 1823 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1852 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
  • 1880 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1909 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer, dies at 57

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1918 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1940 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
  • 1956 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
  • 1957 Fud Livingston, composer, dies at 50
  • 1958 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • 1958 Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
  • 1959 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
  • 1965 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1969 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
  • 1979 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
  • 1980 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)